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Update #180 - Temporary Closure of Specified Pharmacies - Sep 27, 2020 - 10:00:45 PM

The Ministry of Health announces that due to circumstances beyond its control, the pharmacies at the following venues will be closed tomorrow, Monday, 28th September, 2020:
  • Blue Hill Road Clinic;
  • Fleming Street Clinic; and 
  • HIV/AIDS Unit...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Dames Officially Commissions the RBDF Ship’s Bridge Simulator - Sep 27, 2020 - 9:49:46 PM

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During the Commissioning of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Ship’s Bridge Simulator, on September 24, 2020, Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin H. Dames said that the simulator was built under the $232 million Sandy Bottom Project, that was signed in 2014.

“The Alphatron / NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator was built by Alphatron Marine and V-Step for DAMEN in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and installed at HMBS Coral Harbour in January 2018,” Minister Dames said at the ceremony held in the Training Auditorium of HMBS Coral Habour... 
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Update #179 - Ministry of Health Dashboard - Sep 27, 2020 - 7:50:34 PM

The Ministry of Health announces that due to circumstances beyond its control, the Ministry of Health Dashboard will not be produced and disseminated today, Sunday, 27th September, 2020.

However, the next Dashboard will be published tomorrow, Monday, 28th September, 2020...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
Declaration of the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, regarding recent military attacks of Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh - Sep 27, 2020 - 12:13:40 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS) strongly condemns the recent military aggression of Azerbaijan that took place in Nagorno-Karabakh, which directly ignores calls from the United Nations to achieve peaceful solutions to conflicts, as well as to promote long-lasting peace and stability...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Ministry of Health Dashboard - 26th September, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020 - 8:27:33 AM

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are forty-eight (48) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to three thousand eight hundred thirty-eight (3,838).  There have been two thousand seven hundred fifty-seven (2,757) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred twenty-eight (628) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred thirty-five (135) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-eight (28) confirmed cases in Exuma, twenty-two (22) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Inagua...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Prime Minister Minnis addresses 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly - Sep 26, 2020 - 7:44:43 PM

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis reiterated the call for the institutionalization of a vulnerability index that allows countries like The Bahamas to access international financing based on the level of exposure, vulnerability and ability to recover from exogenous shocks.

The Prime Minister made the call today in a pre-recorded address to the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Urban Renewal Fox Hill - School Giveaways - Sep 26, 2020 - 7:52:09 AM

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As school children navigate return to school, Urban Renewal Fox Hill provided supplies for them. 

(BIS Photos/Ulric Woodside)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Update #177 - Ninety-one (91) additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, three (3) additional confirmed deaths, an additional death under investigation - Sep 25, 2020 - 10:55:47 PM

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are ninety-one (91) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to three thousand seven hundred ninety (3,790).  There have been two thousand seven hundred ten (2,710) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred twenty-seven (627) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred thirty-five (135) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-eight (28) confirmed cases in Exuma, twenty-two (22) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, twelve (12) confirmed cases in Long Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Deep cleaning and sanitization of Ministry of Health’s Headquarters - Sep 25, 2020 - 7:37:21 PM


The Cabinet Office announces for general information that the headquarters building of the Ministry of Health on the corner of Meeting and Augusta Streets will be deep cleaned and sanitized tomorrow, Saturday 26th September 2020.

It was discovered that a member of staff tested positive for COVID-19 but has not been into work since Thursday 17th September 2020...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Thompson calls Re-opening of Bahamian Brewery Production Facility a “Success Story” - Sep 25, 2020 - 4:15:19 PM

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Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson says the reopening of the Bahamian Brewery Company’s production facility is an example of what it means to go through hard and difficult times and come back out bigger and better.

The Minister’s comments came during a private tour of Bahamian Brewery on Friday morning, September 25, where president of the company James Sands took Minister Thompson, along with Ian Rolle, president of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, on a tour of the renovation of the facility...
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RBDF Commissions Bridge Simulator - Sep 25, 2020 - 3:38:17 PM

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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force officially dedicated the Ship’s Bridge Simulator during a brief ceremony at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR on Thursday September 24, 2020.

Built as a part of the 232 million-dollar Sandy Bottom Project that was signed in 2014, this latest state of the art equipment will enhance the force’s seagoing operations and allows for the ship’s Officers and bridge watchkeepers to practice and demonstrate competence in a controlled environment...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS-Chile Partnership Program announces full scholarships for hospitality staff in CARICOM countries - Sep 25, 2020 - 2:50:28 PM

The Organization of American States (OAS), in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) announces a scholarship opportunity for citizens and permanent residents of the CARICOM Countries of the OAS to participate in an Online Guest Service Gold Tourism Course...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Update #176 - Eighty-one additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, one (1) additional confirmed death, five (5) deaths under investigation now confirmed - Sep 24, 2020 - 10:46:05 PM

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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are eighty-one (81) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to three thousand six hundred ninety-nine (3,699).  There have been two thousand six hundred twenty-five (2,625) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred twenty-five (625) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred thirty-four (134) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-seven (27) confirmed cases in Exuma, twenty-two (22) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Inagua...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Contribution of Senator Carl W. Bethel - Register of BO Amendment Act - Sep 24, 2020 - 9:23:03 PM

See the Contribution by Senator the Hon. Carl W. Bethel, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, in the Senate, September 24, 2020:

Madam President,

I rise to move for the Second Reading and Committal of the Register of Beneficial Ownership Amendment Bill.

As Bahamians are all aware, The Bahamas faces the immediate imposition of a potentially devastating Blacklisting by the European Union. This Blacklisting was imposed upon the European Commission by a Law passed
...
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RBDF and NEMA conducts Training Workshop - Sep 24, 2020 - 8:09:20 PM

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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force along with representatives from the National Emergency and Management Agency (NEMA) recently conducted a one-week training workshop.

Conducted at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR BASE NORTH from September 14-18th 2020, this training session allowed trained personnel from both organizations to become familiarized in the assembling and disassembling of tents which can be used in the event of a hurricane or a natural disaster. RBDF Marines who specialize in areas such as cooks, plumbing and electrical engineering were also in attendance...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister of the Environment and Housing - Report to the Nation - Sep 24, 2020 - 7:12:54 PM

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See enclosed remarks in Report to the Nation on COVID-19 Initiatives by Minister of the Environment and Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, September 24, 2020:

GOOD AFTERNOON LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.  THE COVID19 PANDAMIC HAS WRACKED HAVOC ON THE LIVES OF ALL BAHAMAMIANS.  LARGE NUMBERS OF FELLOW CITIZENS HAVE BEEN DISPLACED, LAYED-OFF, FURLOUHGED OR TERMINATED.  THESE PERSONS HAVE SUFFERED A LOT...
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Dominican poachers charged before courts - Sep 24, 2020 - 6:50:44 PM

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Less than a week after they were apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force for poaching in Bahamian waters, 81 Dominican poachers were fined a total of $1.9 million during a court sitting on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

During the hearing before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes on Wednesday, September 23, the 37 Dominican crew members of DFV “El Ship” were charged...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Campbell commends Guiding Association for ‘monumental role’ in female empowerment during visit to Guides HQ - Sep 24, 2020 - 4:56:33 PM

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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, commended The Bahamas Girl Guides Association for the “monumental role” Guiding has played in the social development and empowerment of women and girls throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

Minister Campbell said thousands, if not tens of thousands, of Bahamian girls and women have not only benefitted from the principles of guiding, but also the empowerment and leadership training that have been at the core of the Association’s focus since its establishment in The Bahamas in 1915...
News : Grand Bahama
The Grand Bahama Port Authority’s Statement on Grand Bahama Power Company Storm Restoration and Stabilization Charge - Sep 24, 2020 - 4:40:46 PM

With the evolving global pandemic COVID-19, these are unprecedented times and the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), in our role as regulator, must balance the need for a healthy electric utility with upgraded technology and infrastructure, against the needs of the consumer and the island’s economy.

As such, the GBPA has worked together with the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) to further delay the implementation of its Storm Recovery and Stabilization (SRS) charge to 2021...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Ferreira Reports on DEHS Initiatives during lockdown - Sep 24, 2020 - 4:05:07 PM

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While making his Report to the nation on COVID-19 Initiatives of his Ministry, on September 24, 2020, Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira said that, during the initial month of lockdown, the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) conducted daily washing and disinfection of building exteriors, streets and sidewalks.

“Disinfection solution was provided gratis by Blanco chemicals limited,” Minister Ferreira said.  “This activity targeted places where there were large gatherings and included food stores, and banks...

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